Monthly Archives: September 2015

Jewelry In The Making: The Carnelian Stone, Part I

     In the Mediterranean and Near East, Carnelian was a common stone in ancient times. Between 4000 and 3000 B.C., Egypt had natural resources available for beading whereas Mesopotamia did not have such materials available. While Carnelian and Agate came from India and Afghanistan, Lapis Lazuli came from Afghanistan, and gold likely came from […]

Jewelry In The Making: In The Beginning & The Lapis Lazuli Stone

Beads are, and have always been, universal. They have been universal throughout history and the world! This is significant because beads are one of the only aspects of culture that is universal! Even though they are universal, they have different meanings and play different roles across all cultures throughout history. In the early days of […]